Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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St Stephen's Hall (The White Hall), Southmead, Bristol
St Stephen's Hall (The White Hall),
Glencoyne Square, BS10 6DE,
Southmead, Bristol, Gloucestershire.


We believe the Church did NOT have a graveyard.

Note: any church within an urban environment may have had its graveyard closed after the Burial Act of 1853. Any new church built after that is unlikely to have had a graveyard at all.

Church History

This Place of Worship was founded before 1952, but we understand it was closed before 1991.

St Stephen's Hall, or "The White Hall", as it has become known, is situated adjacent to, and to the north of St Stephen's Church. Its location can be seen for the first time on Old Maps of 1952-1954, when the area north of Greystoke Avenue, including Wigton Crescent and Glencoyne Square, was newly laid out. Seemingly it would have stood in splendid isolation at the time, as the only other buildings south of Wigton Crescent showing were the New Brunswick Congregational Church, and a Community Hall, east of the Church Hall.

As such, it predates the present church, but may well have served the former St Stephen's building, with which it coexisted. The latter stood in Shetland Road, on a plot which is now occupied by a group of town houses. This is shown on earlier Maps of 1935-1938 as a Mission Church, and then later, in 1952-1954 as "St Stephen's Church".

In 2014, when I prepared this information originally, I discovered the Hall had become the home of the St Stephens Community Work Project. This Organisation was established in 1991, to work in partnership with St Stephen's Church "to assist local people in developing new skills and expertise" (quoting from the website "Social Economy Bristol", no longer active). This is further confirmed by information accompanying a photograph of The White Hall, Glencoyne Square, Southmead, Bristol on the Geograph website.

I understand also, from information on the website of "Bristol Noise" in 2014, that a group named "Enabling Christian Fellowship" are (or were) also meeting here.


Now or formerly Church of England.

If more than one congregation has worshipped here, or its congregation has united with others, in most cases this will record its original dedication.


This Church was located at OS grid reference ST5812878524. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:


I have found many websites of use whilst compiling the information for this database. Here are some which deserve mention as being of special interest for Southmead, Bristol, and perhaps to Local History and Places of Worship as a whole.

The above links were selected and reviewed at the time I prepared the information, but please be aware their content may vary, or disappear entirely. These factors are outside my control.

Information last updated on 19 Nov 2018 at 14:18.

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This Report was created 17 Aug 2022 - 17:39:28 BST from information held in the Gloucestershire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 13 Oct 2021 at 14:13.

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